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Jan 30, 2013 5:00am PST
morning. >> could be an emotional hearing. now this morning we are hearing not only will mark kelly testify but his wife gabrielle giffords is supposed to make a surprise visit and testimony as well. her husband mark kelly, we understand, will be talking about the university server shall background checks and whether or not it's a good idea. he backs it. they have now started this organization that's essentially a lobby effort for gun control and as a gun owner himself, mark kelly said he thinks the nra did a great job when it comes to safety. he thinks they are on the wrong side of the fence when it comes to a weapons ban. we'll hear from the nra ceo wayne la pierre that studies have shown crime didn't go down. he'll say according to his prepared testimony that university server shall background checks target the wrong people. you want to catch a the criminals and they get around the background checks and get weapons. interesting testimony coming up before the senate judiciary committee on the issue of gun violence. >> a lot of them out there on the streets. thanks, tracy. >> among
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 5:30pm PST
, said husband mark kelly. yet gabby giffords' halting words. >> too many children. >> reporter: here as a survivor of the tucson assassination attempt that left her partially blind and partially paralyzed. >> you must act. be bold, be courageous. >> reporter: giffords and kelly, both gun owners, want congress to expand background checks to gun shows and private sales to make it harder for criminals and the mentally ill to get weapons. >> my wife would not be sitting in this seat. she would not have been sitting here today, if we had stronger background checks. >> reporter: but this first hearing on guns since the newtown massacre had another center of gravity. the national rifle association's ceo, wayne lapierre. >> should we have mandatory background checks at gun shows? >> if you're a dealer, that's already the law. >> reporter: of all the gun-related ideas on the table, democrats believe universal background checks has the best chance politically. >> we'll stop them from the original purchase. you missed that point completely. and i think it's basic. >> senator, i think you miss -
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am PST
and frustration drove gabby giffords and husband, mark kelly, back to capitol hill wednesday two years after the shooting that nearly took her life and did take much of her eyesight and ability to spea speak. >> we must do something. >> reporter: working from her speech therapists handwritten notes, giffords pushed herself to deliver her handwritten message. >> you must act. be bold, be courageous. >> reporter: but a different message from the head of the national rifle association. wayne lapierre who rejected democrats proposal to inject background checks at gun shows and gun sales. >> we have to look at what works and never works. my problem with background checks, you will never get criminals to go through universal background checks. >> that was the first hearing related to guns since newtown. others are planned like mental health issues and dealing with violence in video games. senate democrats will have to lead the charge on this and say they expect to have some kind of bill written to get it going over the next month. >> kelly o'donnell in washington, what i'm sure will be an emotiona
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